Hola Amigos! I’m taking a Spanish class this semester and I just wanted to say quickly what a great addition it is to the rest of my schedule. At Milano, graduate students are given the great opportunity to audit a language. Auditing means that a student is not taking the class for credit, therefore the student does not have to pay tuition for the course(s). Students can audit an entire series of one language if you want to start with French I and continue each semester.
I studied Spanish for 4 years in high school and went on a short student exchange to Madrid, but my Spanish skills have eroded over the years. Being in NYC, I see how useful Spanish can be for someone working in the public sector. (Or any sector for that matter!) So I am auditing Spanish II and having a lot of fun along the way. I attend class each week, study the vocabulary, participate in class exercises and do my assigned homework. However when it comes to exams I am not required to take them. Overall, I think it is a great opportunity and learning experience for those interested in gaining a second (or third, or fourth) language! After all of the expensive tuition I pay for the rest of my credits, it’s nice to have something for free. Especially because I really enjoy it!